Zach Woods to team up with Hugh Laurie for a new HBO comedy show…in space!

Today, in weird comedy pairings that we’re actually totally into, now that we’ve had a second to think about them: HBO announced that Silicon Valley’s Zach Woods will be sticking with the network for his next TV project, signing on to star opposite Hugh Laurie in Veep creator Armando Iannucci’s new space pilot Avenue 5

Oh, hey, someone's finally making a TV series about the dark side of The Wizard Of Oz

Having failed to somehow learn the lessons of NBC’s landmark primetime drama Emerald City—the show that dared to ask  “What if The Wizard Of Oz was nasty?”—Legendary TV announced tonight its own intent to bring L. Frank Baum’s world of whimsical wonders to the small screen. Per Variety, the new series is being…

Cook County grand jury indicts Jussie Smollett on charges of filing a false police report

TMZ reports this evening that a Cook County Grand Jury has just handed down an indictment against actor and musician Jussie Smollett, formally accusing him of filing a false police report. The felony charge—stemming from a January 29 incident in which Smollett said he was attacked outside a Chicago restaurant, and…

QAnon and Pizzagate popped up on NCIS: New Orleans last night

Procedurals like Law & Order and NCIS and their many, many iterations are, thanks to their quick turnaround time, uniquely suited to commenting on the stories, crimes, and conspiracies capturing the public’s attention. SVU, for example, just did an episode about the violent “incel” community, and now NCIS: New Orleans …

Whatcha gonna do, brother, when Chris Hemsworth runs wild on you?

Nobody’s saying Chris Hemsworth isn’t built like a Greek god, but dude might want to swallow a few more vitamins before stepping into the banana-yellow boots of Hulk Hogan. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Thor himself is confirmed to star as the iconic wrestler (née Terry Bollea) in a new biopic from The Hangover director…

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in March 

Every month, Netflix’s list of upcoming offerings lean heavier and heavier on original content, a necessity as the industry’s conglomerates begin launching streaming platforms of their own. March alone will see the return of three of the streamer’s most anticipated programs, Queer Eye, Santa Clarita Diet, and Arrested…

Amy Poehler is bringing back the Riot Grrrl spirit with her next directorial gig for Netflix, Moxie

Amy Poehler continues to attach herself to stories about girls and women doing whatever the fuck they please with her next directing credit, Moxie. The Netflix film will be an adaptation of the novel by Jennifer Mathieu with a script by Tamara Chestna. Poehler’s production company Paper Kite acquired the rights last…

Pixar’s beautiful new short will have you hugging your pets tighter than usual

Pixar’s animators have a talent for culling tears from even the rustiest ducts, none of which will be immune to the studio’s latest short. Set in San Francisco’s Mission District, Kitbull tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a skittish kitten and an abused pit bull. Fair warning: If you own a pet, you’re…

There's a campaign to erase that filthy rat from The Departed's ending

In the final moments of The Departed, Martin Scorsese’s 2006 crime film about informants on opposite sides of the law, a rat appears. This rat is fine. It scampers across a windowsill before credits roll as a bit of goofy, on-the-wriggling-pink-nose evocation of the movie’s human “rats.” For 13 years we have all…

ABC debunks conspiracy theory that Whoopi Goldberg is secretly hosting the Oscars

On Sunday, the 91st Academy Awards will air without a host for the first since 1989, and only the fifth time overall. Some lighthearted theorizing on Twitter, however, posits that maybe, just maybe, the broadcast is quietly preparing one of its old standbys as a surprise host. Whoopi Goldberg, a four-time Oscar host,…

Vampire Weekend's blissed-out "Harmony Hall" gets a new music video

Vampire Weekend has released a new music video for its lead single, “Harmony Hall.” In between shots of a green, slithering snake and singer Ezra Koenig’s artsy pancakes are ones that evoke the Live and Blink-182 videos of yesteryear, with the band dancing like dweebs while singing into a wide-angle lens. Also, Blood…

Andrew McCabe tells Stephen Colbert that Trump-Russia is "more suspicious every day"

In an interview that’s sure to prolong Donald Trump’s current, white-knuckled, abusive tweet-storm against the latest government figure to describe just how unprecedentedly shady his administration is, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe continued the press tour for his book, The Threat: How The FBI Protects…

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